.I will be posting an herb of the week every Tuesday. I find it is easy to remember things like this when you get them in small doses,
AMERICAN HOLLY (Christmas Holly)
Holly is an evergreen tree with smooth, leathery leaves. Leaves (5-10 cm or 2-4 in) have many spine-tipped teeth, dull green above and yellow-green beneath. Bark is smooth and light-gray. Twigs are gray or brown. Flowers are small and white with four rounded petals, present April-June. Male and female flowers found on separate trees. Fruits are round, hard, red and berry-like, present September-November and remain on tree through the winter. Leaves and berries often used in Christmas decorations.
Song for this post is Coffee Time – Natalie Cole